Guest Artist Recital
- Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
- Howard Hall - view map
Dr. Jennifer Cooper, flute; Caitlin Cisler, soprano; Jan Halmes, piano will perform in Reynolds Recital Hall. Program will include Bach, Poulenc, Mozart and Saint-Saens.
Caitlin Cisler (soprano), from Appleton, WI made her professional debut headlining as Cunegonde in Candide with Four Seasons Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin. Praised for her “breathtaking range of voice”, Ms. Cisler’s leading roles include Marie in La fille du régiment, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, Die Königin der Nacht, Pamina and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Armida in Rinaldo, Madame Herz in The Impresario, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore, Norina in Don Pasquale, Morgana in Alcina, Valencienne in Die Lustige Witwe, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, and Eurydice in Orphée et Eurydice. Notable concert works include: Bach’s Magnificat, Handel’s Messiah, Strauss‘ Brentano Lieder, Mozart’s Requiem and Vespers solennes de confessore, the Faure Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem and Liebeslieder op. 52. Ms. Cisler holds a Masters in Opera Performance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and Bachelor degrees in vocal performance and biology from Lawrence University. She is a published researcher in vocal health and the effects of singing on the immune system. Currently, Ms. Cisler studies with Julia Faulkner. Media and performance information is available at www.caitlincisler.com
Jennifer Cooper has performed in England, Ireland, Austria, Brazil, Canada, and throughout the United States. She is founding member and flutist of Awea Duo, has performed with multiple Canadian and American Orchestras, and is a prizewinner of several international flute competitions. She served as professor of flute at Morehead State University, KY, Lutheran Summer Music, IA, and at the Kentucky Institute for International Studies in Salzburg, Austria. She holds degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Royal Northern College of Music, UK, and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, OH. Cooper is a Powell Flutes Performing Artist. For more info visit: www.jcooperflute.com
Jan Halmes has been a dedicated accompanist since the age of 12, when she began to discover the possibilities of subtle collaboration in ensemble playing. Since then she has teamed with many singers, instrumentalists and choral groups, touring and performing. Jan studied piano performance at the University of Montana with Lucien Hut. Further exploration let Jan to intensive study in German Art Song with masters including: Hans Hotter, Elly Ameling, Otto Edelmann and Walter Berry.